The Blue Passion Flower, #17
January 7, 1800     
Engraved by Caldwell in aquatint,stipple and line from the painting
by Phillip Reinagle - color printed and finished by hand
Size 18 1/2" x 22 1/2"
Excellent condition

The Preferred Second State of Three States     

This species of Passion flower, a native of Peru and Brazil, had been known in Europe since 1699. "In this plate both flowers and leaves have been depicted by the painter , Phillip Reinagle, with life-like accuracy and engraved by Caldwell with masterly fidelity. The delicate stipple of the flowers and their modelling and that of the leaves is of a standard not often reached." Ronald King, former Secretary of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Important Provenance:  Collection of  Paul Peralto Ramos, son of Millicent Rogers, Standard Oil heiress, great collector and style icon of the mid-20th century. Mr. Peralto-Ramos founded the Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico. This print from Mr. Paul Peralto -Ramos' personal collection represents an opportunity for collectors to acquire an important work of art with a distinguished provenance.

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